Mount Richmond Forest Park
|Mount Richmond Forest Park|
|Location||South Island, New Zealand|
|Area||165,946.5 hectares (410,063 acres)|
|Governing body||Department of Conservation|
Established in 1977, the forest park is located between Nelson and Marlborough and consists of 1,659 km2 (641 sq mi) of conservation estate. Around 80% of the area is covered in bush. The most notable peak in the forest park is Mount Richmond, which has an elevation above sea level of 1,760 metres (5,770 ft).
The future park was the location of New Zealand's first deadly civilian aviation incident associated with regular passenger air service. On 7 May 1942, a plane flying from Wellington to Nelson hit Mount Richmond, causing both pilots and the three passengers to lose their lives. A subsequent investigation found a burnt out plane and no survivors on the upper slopes of Mount Richmond.
- "Data Table - Protected Areas - LINZ Data Service". Land Information New Zealand. Retrieved 2017-10-18.